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Communication between hard drives

First, does a blinking blue light on the Maxtor mean anything is wrong? Everything seems to be working, but there is no response when trying to access it.  It is recognized.

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Re: Communication between hard drives

Flashing light on enclosures  usually means the drive is being read, written to, or mounting.

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My Maxtor one touch has stopped being picked up by my computer when plugged in. When power source is plugged in led light (white) just blinks and never turns solid

You said it has stopped being picked up when plugged in so I hope this is note is relevantbut I don't think it is abnormal for it just to blink.

If the OneTouch does not appear in My Computer or cannot befound by Maxtor Manager, right click on My Computer icon and select Properties,Device Manager, Disc drives, and expand Disc Drives.

There may be ayellow overlay over Maxtor drive, to show it has a problem, so right click onit and select 'Choose drivers for this device' to reinstall them.

Without goingonline they seem to be found and reinstalled from somewhere locally on the PC and I hope this willdo the trick.
Also in case this helps, I don't find the OneTouch (Maxtor Manager) software appears when the driveis plugged in, so I think this is normal too.

You should look for an icon (a capital M within a blue disc) for Maxtor Managerin the taskbar, at the bottom right of the PC's screen.

Right clicking on this icon, (capital M), should bring up awindow with Maxtor Manager at the top.

Then click on the text 'Maxtor Manager' to open the program's window.

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